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Access to local server / sharepoint

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by LongOne, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. LongOne

    LongOne Network Guru Member

    Hello all!

    I have a cable internet connection. My provider uses DHCP to assign an IP-address to my client. So I gave my WRT54G the hostname my provider wants and the WRT54G gets the IP address from the provider. So, everything is working fine.

    But on my WRT54G I have a Windows 2003 Server with SharePoint and I would like to have access from outside my location to this SharePoint server.

    Can anyone tell how to configure the WRT54G and/or my server to get access?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    According to this page, the ports used by MS Sharepoint server are 80 and 443, so these need to be forwarded to the IP address of your server.
     
  3. LongOne

    LongOne Network Guru Member

    Hello Tazuk,

    First of all thanks for your reply.

    Do I only have to forward these ports on the WRT54G? And then from the remote location with IE to the IP address from my ISP Router?

    Is it that simple??? Or do I have to configure some more things?

    Regards
     
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Yep.

    You would enter the public IP, which is the one assigned to the WAN side of the WRT54G.
     
  5. LongOne

    LongOne Network Guru Member

    Hello Tazuk,

    Again, thanks for your reply!

    When I try to connect with IE to the shared IP address, I get the message:

    --
    You are not authorized to view this page
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied because your Web browser is sending a WWW-Authenticate header field that the Web server is not configured to accept.

    HTTP Error 401.2 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to server configuration.
    Internet Information Services (IIS)
    --

    But I use the same notebook I use at home, with the same login information.

    Is there anything I have to change for security reasons?

    regards.
     
  6. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    On the PC what do you have set under Tools, Internet Options, Security, Custom Level, User Authentication?
     
  7. LongOne

    LongOne Network Guru Member

    Hi TaZuk,

    I found there the problem. It's working now! I can access my SharePoint server.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  8. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Cool :D
     
  9. LongOne

    LongOne Network Guru Member

    Hi Tazuk,

    Just another 'small' problem I have...

    When I try to connect from a different computer (for example in another company) to the sharepoint server, I still get the message that I'm not allowed. The local account from this foreign computer doen't exist on my Windows Server, but I don't get the login screen... just a message not allowed (like the message I posted earlier).

    Is there an option to send a username in the url? Or any other way just to force to use another username?

    Thanks again.
     
  10. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    If the option to prompt for username/password is specified in IE then it should ask :?
     
  11. LongOne

    LongOne Network Guru Member

    Hi Tazuk,

    Still having a difficult problem...

    I always use my notebook. When I connect to the internet using for example an accesspoint in a hotel, I can access my Sharepoint server and whatever I want to do.

    But, when I'm on a customer location and I wire up my notebook to the customer network (and thus use their network to connect to the internet) I cannot connect to my sharepoint server. I still get the message:

    --
    You are not authorized to view this page
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied because your Web browser is sending a WWW-Authenticate header field that the Web server is not configured to accept.

    HTTP Error 401.2 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to server configuration.
    Internet Information Services (IIS)
    --

    I cannot change anything on the customers network/firewall, but I want to connect to my sharepoint server... How can I connect? Or does the customers firewall block this traffice?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  12. howser

    howser Network Guru Member

    One thing to try to see if it's something that your customers firewall is doing is capture a good session via Ethereal and then capture a broken one from your customers site. You may be able to find something that's not getting sent right or perhaps an option you can change. Since it's your customers firewall you're at their mercy, but since you can at least get to the sharepoint , there's a chance that you can modify something to get it to work. Looking at the packet flow will at least give you an idea.
     

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